The Native American Law Student Association and the Environmental Law Society, co-sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, are hosting a discussion on indigenous environmental activism in Central America and Los Angeles. The event, titled “Indigenous Self-determination in Defense of the Earth,” will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the law school.

The talk will feature expert panelists Rigoberto Quemé Chay, a Maya-Kiché leader from Guatemala, Angela Mooney D'Arcy from the Sacred Places Institute and UCLA law professor Joseph Berra. Panelists will discuss the indigenous worldview regarding the environment, the threat of extractive industries such as mining to indigenous communities and the significance of indigenous resistance in terms of self-governance.

The event requires an RSVP, but is free to the public. More information can be found on the event website.